Dimensions Algonquin Highlands – Build a stronger connection to your body and integrate the knowledge gained from your Dimensions Retreat plant medicine Ceremony. Develop a deeper kinship with your physical intuition and improve self-awareness, resilience and self-worth.
Dimensions, a Canadian company offering safe and legal psychedelic-assisted experiences for personal growth, well-being, and creative exploration, has revealed designs for “Dimensions Algonquin Highlands”, its first Retreat destination.
This new wellness destination combines experiences with legal plant medicine experiences with luxurious hospitality in nature. The 45-acre property on the shores of Maple Lake, three hours north of Toronto, is scheduled to host private group retreats starting in July 2022 with plans to offer a complete suite of programs in 2023.
Paradigm for well-being and mental health
Dimensions was founded in 2021 by CEO Chris Dawson, COO Andrew Galloway, Chairperson David Heden and their team of leading clinicians, therapists, and hospitality experts to provide a new paradigm for well-being and mental health. The company’s programs incorporate psychedelic-assisted ceremonies led by Plant Elders and guided by expert psychedelic therapists in breathtaking natural environments.
At Dimensions Algonquin Highlands, healing modalities and plant medicines will include cannabis and cacao, as permitted by the local municipality, as well as psilocybin to guests that have received approval by Health Canada’s Schedule 56 exemptions and Special Access Programs. This is psychedelic healing, a therapy practice that incorporates the use of psychoactive substances such as psilocybin, the active compound in hallucinogenic fungi. To support the psychedelic experience, Dimensions’ programs incorporate modalities such as yoga, Qigong, acupuncture, Reiki, cranial sacral therapy, sound therapy, and deep-tissue massage, as well as a variety of year-round outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Feeling safe and at home in our bodies allows us to live in the present without dwelling on the past or fearing the future. We teach our guests how to tune in and listen for the answers their bodies hold.Donald Currie, RP, Clinical Director
Warm hospitality is key, including quiet luxuries and daily chef-designed menus that enhance the plant ceremonies. Post Retreat, Dimensions’guests receive ongoing integration and continued care.
Witnessing the current mental health crisis, we recognized the need for alternative and natural methods for achieving well-being.so CEO Chris Dawson.
“Establishing Dimensions Algonquin Highlands, the first of several planned global Retreats, is a major milestone for our organization. For the past year, our team of clinical and hospitality experts worked closely to develop our evidence-based programs that are aligned with the most innovative thinking in this emerging field, while also respecting and honouring the history and use of plant medicine..”
Design by DesignAgency
The Algonquin Highlands property is designed by internationally renowned creative studio DesignAgency to help guests find their rhythm and immerse themselves in the healing benefits of nature. Newly constructed facilities will include 17 private cabin suites, a dining lodge and spa facilities. Their calming design fits quietly into the landscape and reflects the rural aesthetic developed by preceding generations.
Forest View Cabin
Tucked under the boughs of majestic poplar, maple and oak trees, the 12 forest view cabins feel like hidden havens. Their traditional forms echo local architectural vernacular but are rendered absolutely modern through their cedar cladding, porches and minimalist detailing. Skylights and large picture windows fill each cabin with natural light and open them to late-night stargazing. At once minimal and sumptuous, the forest view cabins bring contemporary comfort to the doorstep of nature.
The grounds, designed by celebrated Landscape Architect Joel Loblaw in collaboration with DesignAgency, will feature a meditation maze and scent garden for private reflection, as well as an extensive trail network through a forested wonderland. The property will also include an orchard, apiary, and organic garden whose bounty will supplement other local ingredients to provide the basis for the Retreat’s menus
Lake View Cabin
Watch the sun rise and set from our four south-facing lake view cabins nestled along the shoreline of Maple Lake. Designed to sit discreetly within the landscape, each cedar-clad cabin has a gently sloped roof that rises to allow for sweeping views through a large lake-facing window. Quietly beautiful interiors keep your focus on yourself and your surroundings.
Dimensions Algonquin Highlands features some of Ontario’s finest nature, including shining waters, rugged hills, spectacular autumn leaves and year-round wildlife sightings. This majestic landscape has inspired numerous notable artists including Tom Thompson and members of the Group of Seven. Today, the Haliburton Highlands region is home to a large and varied artistic community whose exhibitions, performances and festivals run throughout the year.
We are pleased to announce our first location in the spectacular Algonquin Highlands, the Ancestral Territory of Anishinaabeg Peoples. Each aspect of our program is intentionally designed around healing, improving consciousness, and finding self-betterment,says Dimensions Co-founder and COO Andrew Galloway.
Construction of Dimensions Algonquin Highlands is underway and private group programs will be announced in July 2022. Explore the wisdom of the body and allow yourself the quiet luxury of these deep healing treatments.
Dimensions focuses on restorative well-being and transformational growth by combining neuroscientific research with Plant Ceremony, therapeutic healing modalities, and luxurious hospitality. Dimensions Algonquin Highlands is the first in a growing collection of retreats in spectacular, natural settings.
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